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Subject: Re: python interpreter feasible?

Re: python interpreter feasible?

From: Dan Everton <dan_at_iocaine.org>
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 06:16:43 +1000

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:24:24 -0400, "Joseph Garvin" <k04jg02_at_gmail.com>
said:
> I realize that interpreted languages are dog slow and probably not
> appropriate for most applications for low speed/memory devices like MP3
> players, but I'm still curious how feasible or not it would be to get a
> python interpreter (www.python.org) running on Rockbox.

It's certainly feasible. I had a go at porting LUA to Rockbox and it
wasn't too hard. The largest chunk of work is making the Rockbox API
visible to the scripting language. Though even then it mainly just
requires some thinking and manual work to write up all the API wrappers.

You can see the LUA patch here http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/9174

Now I just wish I had some time to finish it.

Cheers,
Dan
Received on 2008-08-31


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